Author Archives: Vicki

Recipient of CuratorSpace Bursary

Vicki has received a Bursary from CuratorSpace to spend some time exploring what people are up to currently with AI:

https://www.curatorspace.com/about/news/curatorspace-artist-bursary–vicki-bennett/270

“As a collage artist combining disparate narratives, the ever-emerging, growing availability and use of AI software appeals, with its creation and manipulation of imagery using keywords and phrases. This resonates with my own methodology of using database content searches and mind maps. Both result in juxtapositions and styles that one would not have thought of, a springboard for new ideas and directions.

My current project will involve developing my skills through learning from a number of artists, writers and technicians with working knowledge of AI (e.g. dall.e, disco diffusion, artbreeder, midjourney and also GPT-3) about how to integrate this with my present digital AV collage work. This includes researching the viability of creating a new touring AV performance, to be later expanded to be a real space 360 immersive cinema work and exhibition.

This project builds on my previous work, including the immersive 360 real-space cinema, Gone, Gone Beyond. This work was a 10 screen / 6 or 8 speaker piece, with seamless wrap around projection and surround sound, and was commissioned by Naut Humon, the founder of immersive theatre project RML CineChamber. It comprised of movie and musical compositions, animated and sample-based, musique concrète collage juxtaposed with filmed and recorded content. The project has been a work in progress since 2017 and was shown for the first time in Autumn 2021 in a feature-length format in venues including The Barbican.”

Solo Exhibition: MIND MAPS in Lleida, Spain at intangible festival d’art


The first edition of the new ‘Intangible’ festival, takes place from October 27 to November 6 2022 in Lleida, focuses on creative arts and welcomes British multimedia artist Vicki Bennett as a special guest. It includes the solo exhibition MIND MAPS: THE ART OF VICKI BENNETT which first showed at Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla earlier in 2022.
https://intangible.paeria.cat/#

People will have the opportunity to delve into Bennett’s creative universe with a solo exhibition, as well as enjoy a conference at Lleida CaixaForum gallery and an audiovisual performance of The Mirror live at Espai Orfeó. The event’s artistic director, Antoni Pinent, said that Intangible offers “a wide range of activities” aiming to reach different types of audiences and not only art experts. The festival “wants to be informative but reflective and critical at the same time,” he added. 

Rhapsody in Glue Ltd Edition Lathe Cut LP


PEOPLE LIKE US & ERGO PHIZMIZRhapsody in Glue
Limited edition 12” lathe cut clear vinyl LP & download
Release Date: 26 November 2022
Pre-order on Bandcamp from Friday 7 October 2022

https://peoplelikeus-vickibennett.bandcamp.com/album/rhapsody-in-glue-lp

People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz are pleased to announce the release of a new limited edition vinyl album, “Rhapsody in Glue”.

Rhapsody in Glue began its journey as part of the Codpaste podcast on New York tri-state area radio station WFMU in 2008. With Rhapsody in Glue we find a unique approach to constructing a record. People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz decided to publicly tear apart their respective practices and create an album “in the open”, presenting on a seafood-filled-platter the process of collaborative collage composition – informally discussing and jabbering nonsense to one another, resulting in the Codpaste free podcast series. Rhapsody in Glue was the culmination of the ideas explored in the podcast series.

The album was initially released as an online-only release on Bleep in 2008, and now for the first time ever we are making it available in a Limited Edition of 100, hand numbered copies on 12” high quality remastered stereo lathe cut vinyl, hand cut by Bladud Flies! It comes with 300gsm inserts, lyric sheet, digital download codes, both for this, and also the original digital album release from 2008. The vinyl will ship with a polylined inner sleeve.

The vinyl will ship within a polylined inner sleeve. Includes a ‘lathe cut’ care card. Limited edition of 100, hand numbered.

New summer mix from People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz

https://peoplelikeus-vickibennett.bandcamp.com/track/in-the-waking-2022-extended-mix

An extended, taking-a-line-for-a-walk remix of People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz “In the Waking”, created for one of the opening concerts of King’s Place, London in the late 2000s. The song, a lullaby of a summer place, was created through the Codpaste podcast sessions which led to the collaborative album “Rhapsody in Glue”, and was later released as a 7″ on Touch. This unreleased version lets the song twirl off into a gentle polyphonic fantasia.

Radio Art Zone – New 22 Hour Radio Piece

People Like Us has made a brand new 22 HOUR radio piece for Radio Art Zone, a radio art project by Radio ARA and Mobile Radio for the European Capital of Culture Esch2022

https://radioart.zone/thursday-23-june

Broadcast date for our piece is 23 June 2pm – Noon 24 June, Luxembourg Time Zone UTC +2. That’s 1pm start time in the UK.

https://radioart.zone/thursday-23-june

People Like Us – 108

“Well, you know how I adjusted to that problem of the radio in the environment – very much as the primitive people adjusted to the animals which frightened them, and which probably as you say, were intrusions, they drew pictures of them on their caves. And so I simply made a piece using radios. Now, whenever I hear radios, even a single one, not just twelve at a time…I think, well, they’re just playing my piece!” – John Cage (and Morton Feldman in Conversation, WBAI, NYC (1967))

In Buddhism, according to Bhante Gunaratana this number is reached by multiplying the senses smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight, and consciousness by whether they are painful, pleasant or neutral, and then again by whether these are internally generated or externally occurring, and yet again by past, present and future, finally we get 108 feelings. 6 × 3 × 2 × 3 = 108. 

Listen to the whole archive: https://radioart.zone/thursday-23-june

Imagine a radio that sounds different every day…

Radio Art Zone is a 100-day radio art station for Esch2022, which will be broadcast in the south of Luxembourg by Radio ARA on 87.8 FM. It will also be live-streamed for a worldwide audience and transmitted by a network of international partners.

The Radio Art Zone schedule consists of two daily programmes: newly-commissioned 22-hour radio productions created by more than 100 international and local artists, and 2-hour live shows from kitchens in the community.

Radio Art Zone is on air from 18th June — 25th September 2022

list of participants